5 children who weren't wearing seatbelts killed after being ejected from vehicle in horrific car crash in Maryland
Five children between the ages of five and 15 have been killed in a horrific car crash that took place in Maryland on Saturday. The car they were in crashed into several trees in Bowie and then spun into a field, reports the Daily Mail.
All the five children appeared to have been riding in the back seat. None of them seemed to be wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and were ejected from the car. The car was being driven by 32-year-old Dominique R. Taylor, with 23-year-old Cornell D. Simon in the passenger seat.
The accident took place when Taylor lost control of the car at about 4:30 am and careered off the side of the road, hitting several trees in the process. While the vehicle came to a halt in a nearby field, the five children sitting in the back were thrown from the car.
London Dixon, 8, and Paris Dixon, 5, were both Taylor's children, who lived in Bowie and attended Northview Elementary School, while Zion Beard, 14, Rickelle Ricks, 6, and Damari Herald, 15, who were from Washington D.C, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Taylor was sent to a hospital although her condition is unclear as of now. But police say that Simon is still in a critical condition. Authorities are now working to find out what caused the car to crash in the first place. Although the roads were icy at the time throughout Maryland, police haven't said if the weather contributed to the accident.
"Every collision where we lose life is a tragedy," said Maryland State Trooper Capt. Daniel Pickett. "And where children are involved, it's more of a tragedy." The road, which is now open, had to be closed for almost seven hours after the incident took place.
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